Crash into building at 16th and Delaware


DOWNTOWN… AS CREWS CONTINUE TO CLEAN UP A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.. NEAR 16TH AND DELAWARE. MEREDITH JULIET HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS ACCIDENT… MEREDITH WHAT HAVE POLICE TOLD YOU SO FAR? HEY GOOD MORNING GUYS. YEAH QUITE THE SCARY SCENE… THIS IS THE CURVE AT 16TH AND DELAWARE THAT THE DRIVER MISSED… AND LOOK AT THE HOLE IN THE BUILDING BACK THERE. ALL OF THIS HAPPENED SHORTLY AFTER 2 AM…. WE’VE BEEN HERE SINCE THIS STARTED… WE WERE THE FIRST NEWS CREW TO ARRIVE. POLICE TELL US… THAT SPEED WAS A FACTOR. NOW THE DRIVER WAS INITIALLY LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION… THAT’S BEEN UPDATED TO SERIOUS CONDITION. THEY ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER OR NOT ALCOHOL PLAYED A ROLE IN THIS CRASH. NOW THIS IS A HISTORIC BUILDING BEHIND ME… THE IFD RECONSTRUCTION TEAM HAS BEEN OUT HERE LOOKING AT WHAT THE EFFECT ON THIS BUILDING MIGHT BE. “MAJOR HAROLD S TURNER, IMPD “THIS IS A HISTORIC BUILDING AND HE PUT A BIG HOLE THROUGH IT – IT LOOKS LIKE TWO WINDOWS – ALL THE WINDOWS ARE DESTROYED TWO OF THEM ARE COMPLETELY SHATTERED OUT. HE WENT THROUGH THE BRICK FACADE AND INTO THE ACTUAL CONCRETE, UH, WELL INTO THE CONCRETE.” AND THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME THIS BUILDING HAS BEEN HIT… IFD SAYS THIS S CURVE MAKES FOR A TOUGH INTERSECTION AND THAT CARS HAVE HIT THE BUILDING BEFORE… THE LAST TIME THIS BUILDING WAS SERIOUSLY HIT LIKE THIS… WAS IN 2016.

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